Art doesn’t happen in a day

April 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

Almost a month ago one of my best friends came to LA for a visit.  We planned some fun adventure time downtown, ate some great food and planned an afternoon at The Getty.  She specifically wanted to go to The Getty for the exhibit “Woven Gold: Tapestries of King Louis XIV.” I obliged her request. 

Now, almost a month later I’m grateful we went to see this exhibit. It helped me to understand the process of creating on such a deeper level. My friend is a weaver and she was able to explain the process to me and point out details that not many would normally see. I asked her how long these giant tapestries would take to make. She said years. It takes years to weave a tapestry? We watched a video on weaving and talked more. I discovered through this and some minimal research of my own that it takes one weaver one month to weave one square meter

Think about that. 

If it takes one person, one month to make one square meter of a massive tapestry, why do we think we can make something happen in one day. At times we can make things happen at an expedited rate, but that’s not our everyday.  Looking back on my own life it’s the little moments pieced together that have me where I am. It’s also the little moments happening now that will get me to my future. 

So weary hearts rejoice. You don’t have to make it all happen today. It took years for a beautiful piece of art to come together even with the weavers working 40 hours a week. 

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